One of the roles of the LSCB is to ensure that the partners that make up the Board are working together effectively to keep children safe. To help us do that we want to know about safeguarding practice directly from the professionals who deliver services to children and families across Coventry. So, we are inviting practitioners to complete this survey by 14 July. The results will be considered by the Board and used to make decisions about how services are delivered to improve the way in which organisations across the city work together to keep children safe. We really want to listen to your views, and use them to make a difference to children's lives, so please take a few minutes to complete this survey.
There is guidance about how the thresholds/ levels of need affect the type of referrals accepted by the local authority Children's Social Care, where children and young people require specialist / targeted interventions to keep them safe and promote their welfare.
A summary leaflet version is also available for distribution.
Coventry LSCB, in conjunction with Warwickshire LSCB, have produced the seven golden rules for information sharing. The guidance is available in both poster and leaflet form.
Coventry Safeguarding Children Board (CSCB) has a statutory duty to review the deaths of all children resident in the city of Coventry, aged from birth to 17 years of age. This responsibility is carried out by the Coventry Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) which is a sub-group of the CSCB. All deaths are reviewed irrespective of how the child or young person died and the purpose of the review is to identify any learning or wider public health issues which may prevent future deaths.
Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Boards work together to share learning across the sub-region.
The child death review process has been in existence since April 2008 and the 2015-2016 CDOP Annual Report is the 8th report produced which highlights the learning identified, actions taken as well as statistical data on deaths notified and reviewed during this reporting year.
These slides are available for all agencies to use in safeguarding training sessions. They provide key points on safeguarding themes relevant to Coventry. Slides are added to when appropriate and reviewed annually. They can be used as a basic presentation, for refresher sessions or individual slides can be selected for covering specific topics.
A helpful resource for children on Road Safety.
Following a recent seminar on 'Key issues raised by research about the impact of domestic violence on women and children and arrangements for child contact', Christine Harrison and Ravi Thiara (University of Warwick) have allowed us to share their presentation slides with practitioners
All of the resources from the Civil Tools event that the LSCB held in conjunction with Legal Services are readily available.